On Thursday night, the Pentagon confirmed reports that it had carried out strikes against "Iran-backed" militia assets in eastern Syria, and claimed that the strikes were conducted in response to recent attacks on US forces in Iraq. President Joe Biden is said to have personally ordered the strikes.
Direct payments, state and local government aid and pandemic jobless-benefit boosts are incorporated in President Joe Biden’s fiscal stimulus package, worth $1.92 trillion, that was approved by the House Budget Committee on Monday.
While the police had warned that grooming activity tends to intensify in times of crises, the Prosecutor's Office said it is so far impossible to say whether the spike is linked to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The dog walker for Lady Gaga’s three pets was shot in the chest on Wednesday night; two of the singer’s French bulldogs – Koji and Gustavo, were stolen by the attackers. The ‘Bad Romance’ hitmaker is now reportedly offering $500,000 for the return of her beloved animals.
Before the votes were fully counted in Ecuador's latest elections, one candidate received a phone call from the US embassy assuring him that he would be in the second round. Fidel Narvaez, a Ecuadorian diplomat, tells Sputnik that this is only part of what appears to be a concerted effort to undermine the election results.
On Thursday, the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection topped 2.507 million; over 112.9 million cases of the infection were detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.